Spooky GDT for Craft Rocket Challenge

Haha, no, I'm not spooky! But the theme over at CRC are! Spooky!

I am happy to join Craft Rocket Challenges as a GDT for this challenge. CRC is a new challengeblog on the block, with a very talented owner and Design Team! Make sure to visit them!

I used a great image from Make It Crafty called "Frazzled Cat". I had quite some job to figure out HOW on earth print on black paper... (I still want a printer with white ink!). Papers are Bo Bunny, luckily in matching colors (!) since I tend to color first and then hunt down matching papers.

I love using black. Black papers, black pencils, black markers... for everything, not only shading. After "converting" entirely to Prismacolor pencils, my huge amount of Promarkers collect dust. This time I picked up my Black and Cool Grey 5 (Promarkers).
So how did I do this?
1. Printed the image as usual
2. Used the Cool Grey 5 to trace the black lines of the image
3. With the black marker; I colored the entire background and inside of the image, leaving a thin rim for the cool grey to show where the lines are. You might have to this several times to get a even layer of black... (I have several black markers, so not afraid of using them *lol*)
4. Picked up my pencils to make the fur. I used White and greys. For the eyes and wings I used a dark green, and a light green yellowish pencil to make the eyes really pop in the darkness...
5. To make some areas in the black more shiny, I used my black pencil.

Other solutions: If your not afraid of using a lot of printer ink, you can manipulate the image to show white lines on black background. Or if you have a Silhouette, or similar machine, use a white pen instead of cutting blade ( I used that feature on my retired Silhouette, but not on my new Cameo. I totally forgot I had this option when making this coloring... )

That's it from me, thank you for reading!
Thank you to Lisa and CRC for this GDT spot, I wish you all the best :)

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6 kommentarer:

  1. Fabulous Spooky Cat Card Lisbeth. Thanks for joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge. Lisa Craft Rocket Challenges

  2. I love this. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Rocket :) hugs. Traci. xx

  3. What a brilliant image, love it! Claire x

  4. Wow!! That is quite a stunning effect you've achieved with the black cat!! Really love the fur detailing and eyes!! Sounds like something very cool to try out!! :) Thanks so much for joining us a guest for the Craft Rocket challenges!! HUGS

  5. Those green eyes surely pops off that cat... love the colroing~

  6. Thank you for being our first guest designer on Craft Rocket Challenges with the glow in the dark spooky card it is marvelous..........Lis DT CRC


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